“Selling History: Advertisements of Leadville Jewish Businesses”

RG de Stolfe, gallery manager at the Temple Israel Museum, displays part of the exhibit “Selling History: Advertisements of Leadville Jewish Businesses.”

Leadville’s Temple Israel Museum opened a new permanent exhibition titled “Selling History: Advertisements of Leadville Jewish Businesses.”

This exhibition features historic advertisements by Jewish merchants who advertised in Leadville newspapers in the 1880s and 1890s. All are invited to view this new exhibition.

Temple Israel Museum is open daily this summer, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., through October and is located at 201 W. Fourth St.

The museum is also available to view year-round by appointment.

Temple Israel is the only building of its kind west of the Mississippi River, both as a restored pioneer synagogue and as a museum that documents an often overlooked piece of United States history, according to a press release. Visit Temple Israel to learn more about the lives of a close-knit Jewish community that cared for the sick and orphaned while also providing dry goods and libations in a rowdy mining town.

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